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Sep 4, 2012 9:00pm CDT
four more years of barack obama. chicago takes center stage at the democratic national convention with the mayor, the governor and the first lady is the city's big night and good evening to we have been covering the dnc since day one let's take a look at our report tonight. as a general rule the democratic party has always been inclusive and women have had leading roles and certainly you will see that when the dnc officially came to order thursday women came to the front seat. pro-choice vs. anti- abortion with cops brought in to referee one of the distinct differences between republicans and democrats it's also what has democratic women very hot under the collar and ready for battle for what many say the war on women. there is a war on women believe it. it was the overriding seam at the dnc opening day the president's health and human services secretary warned it could be back to the dark ages if women do not step up for obama it slashes child care, head start would get rid of the health-care laws it destroys medicare as we know what that's all about us in our lives. it's no slee
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00pm CDT
are at the democratic national convention. >> president barack obama is getting ready to take the stage in about an hour but the vice president joe biden is on the stage right now excited the crowd said, earlier he said 6 like romney and president barack obama are vastly different and he also said president barack obama has a spine of steel and after he speaks it will be senator dick durbin from illinois who will introduce the president as he did at the convention in 2008. >> our top story here at home scene around the country tonight, the drew peterson a verdict, the jury has found him guilty of murder. hong >> >> justice tonight for kathleen savio's family who believe that drew peterson kilter, the defense prosecution calling him a thug who headed thehid behind a badge. drew peterson showed no emotion as the guilty verdict was read kathleen savio's family hog and cried, who was knocked unconscious into drowned in her bathtub. >> i always knew that he killed her. i was always there for my sister and i will be there to the end. >> we must take this as a warning sign and do something about i
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Sep 1, 2012 9:00pm CDT
hit and always the last to be repaired. >> president obama is still scheduled to visit the storm-ravaged areas hit by hurricane stike on monday, labor day. >> a construction worker was critically injured in an explosion and fire on the west side. it happened at a small strip mall at 5:30 this evening. police say the worker was rehabbing the building using a cutting torch, and they say the tool may have caused an explosion in the building. the store front collapsed. the man is suffering from burns and taken to mount sinai hospital for treatment. >> a number of people remain homeless tonight after a fire spread from one building to two adjacent building in the logan square neighborhood last night. home video shows the intensity of the blaze, which forced an unknown number of people out of their arms and into the street. one of the victims said it was all so unreal. >> like a movie, you know what i mean? just all calm and surreal for a second, and you start thinking about your personal things, your pictures and things you have and that ar
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Sep 9, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. republican mitt romney points to the latest lackluster employment numbers while president obama is asking the voters to give him more time >>here in wisconsin, we're not better off under president obama the mitt romney campaign launched this new ad in wisconsin on sunday - it's part of a series of 16 spots being released in nine following the theme of a better future. create over 240,000 new jobs for wisconsin august jobs numbers released friday probably won't do much to bolster president obama's claims progress is being made. 96,000 positions were created for the month, but that's not enough to keep up with the number of new people looking for jobs. and economists say the drop in the unemployment rate to 8 point 1 may have resulted from some job searchers giving up. the figures were not lost on the republican challenger - this is really saying people are having a hard time finding work -- very very troubling president obama, who spent sunday campaigning in the key battleground state of florida ridiculed the republican ticket's plan for prosperity: tax cuts, tax cuts, gut a few regulatio
CW
Sep 5, 2012 9:00pm CDT
talking and president barack obama could be making his way into the arena in just a bit. the crowd here behind me is going wild for sandra flow could just hit the stage remember she is the one that rush limbaugh called a slut when she mandated for government funded birth control. let's talk about the biggest story going on right now the change of venue for president barack obama speech tomorrow night. the news came down early in the day the front of bad weather would force the dnc to shut down the president's open air venue thursday night. we were disappointed we couldn't make it work but ultimately it public safety comes above everything else. i wouldn't say i am mad but i am disappointed a lot of people came a long way i drove 10 hours yesterday and it's kind of frustrating that i won't get there. instead obama plans a conference call for those who were unable to watch a live from the arena. we're not going to get on a conference call, let's be real. the time warner cable arena decided the first two nights of the convention will be the new venue a building one-third the size of the s
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Sep 8, 2012 9:00pm CDT
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Sep 23, 2012 9:00pm CDT
from both sides of the presidential race today. president obama and mitt romney swung it out on the campaign trail, while their political allies had their say on the sunday morning talk shows. cristina mutchler has more. >> on sunday morning talk shows politicians from both parties sounded off about the presidential campaign in the upcoming election >> when the american people are asked which canada is better to move the economy forward over the next four years the majority of them say president obama >> president obama talks about jobs at a weekend the bend >>event >> i am fighting to create american jobs. i am improving schools in the united states of america. i do not believe in just looking out for workers which or poorich or poor, i'm going to look out for everybody >> mitt romney says his goal is to make sure president obama loses his job >> he said he cannot fix washington from the inside a, i can only be done from the outside. >> both candidates have a lot more campaigning to do before november >> a houston police officer is on leave after shooting and killing
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Aug 31, 2012 9:00pm CDT
that stays around for a long time can stress the system. ship traffic is still limited. obama plans to visit the area on monday. mr. romney's officially kicks off the general election after giving his acceptance speech but did he get up stage by another act. how clint eastwood's interesting performance at the convention is lighting up the world of social media. get in early for sears labor day mattress spectacular. for the first time ever, get 36-month special financing save up to 60% plus get an extra 10% off with free delivery. this is a wakeup call. this is sears. ♪ ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ ♪ it goes something like this ♪ [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean with new tide pods... just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined. pop in. stand out. with hotwire's low prices, we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.
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Sep 20, 2012 9:00pm CDT
worth $20,000 stolen from president obama as headquarters tonight police are trying to track down the thief and a multimillion-dollar award for a man who says his popcorn made him sick. ♪ introducing free layaway at kmart. it's a great time to get shopping. excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. copd makes it hard to breathe but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficul
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm CDT
opinion is not by looking folkslocking folks up. he worked with then state senator barack obama and he says derek smith needs to step aside. enough is enough, time is up selfless politics is over, the true democrats, myself are stepping up to make sure that we end the process. how about this a deal may be in the works that could end the nfl's referee strike. we are here with the latest on the negotiations. twitter is beginning to buzz. there is a game tomorrow night they will have to work fast if they are going to end the lockout for this week. they have apparently been talking all day the final hurdle we understand is just a little bit more money but the two sides are pretty close on most everything else it would be more like minor league call-up in major league baseball. they have reportedly taken at physicals or will take new physicals so they will be ready for the weekend. it's embarrassing obviously to everybody. >> coming up, cook county to close the budget deficit of more than $100 million why taxpayers will have to worry about filling that gap. also on monday we told you abou
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Sep 22, 2012 12:00am CDT
orleans. those in the audience did not like the comments when president obama's signature health care law should be repealed. >> the first step to a strong medicare is to repeal obama care. it represents the worst of both worlds. i had a feeling there would be mixed reaction. let me get into it. >> president obama spoke to the same person earlier via satellite. the claim by republicans that $760 billion is being cut from medicare to fund health care is simply not true. pat quinn had good news from joliet. but some of them there wanted to tell them something as well. the governor was in joliet to kick off construction on a $42 million transportation hub. but some state workers protested. they say they're not happy with pension cuts and deferred pay increases. stopped on the chicago high-speed rail line creating 400 construction jobs. he called out the protesters saying state workers have gotten a 45% pay increase in the last eight years. two decades of shuttle flights ended friday when endeavour ended at l.a.x. airport after a three-day cross-country trip. the
CW
Sep 3, 2012 9:00pm CDT
barack obama came to the plant in the south side of chicago and that was after he rescued the auto industry chrysler for example when he became president had 200 jobs now has 4000 jobs the ford plant had one ship and now has three ships. but there are people who work outside of the auto industry what do we say to those people who still don't have jobs after four years? they have done an outstanding job and there's more work to be done by joining forces with the program we have to find jobs for the veterans and illinois and across america has more than exceeded their target and we have to keep on doing this for everybody. how much different will the dnc be that the rnc? >> last night it was all about fiction, making up things that had no relationship to fact. there's a lot of mudslinging towards the president this time it will be about truth i think president barack obama understands and believes in an optimistic positive message and he will lay out his record in what he wants to do in the second term and i think that will carry the day the people of our country do not want a negat
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Sep 10, 2012 9:00pm CDT
he expects to haul $3 million. president obama raising over $140 million last month romney not far behind with 111 million. it's the first time since april that he has had a fund-raising edge. there appears to be a bit of a convention bump for the president, to polls out tonight show the president opened with a slight lead against mitt romney. both polls are outside of the market however the romney campaign, a post convention sugar high is what it was called and they hope the number will come down. back in afghanistan and already being targeted by the taliban. nato secretary general responded his first tour was in 2000 and eight. still to come, he touched their lives and now they are changing is a suburban teacher gets a helping hand from some of its former students then later why parents should feel guilty about letting their babies cry it out in the middle of the night sometimes. 4g lte has the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart.
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm CDT
obama took the weekend off to prepare for this week's big debate. great weather today. >> it was absolutely fantastic but can we repeat it tomorrow? well, not exactly. i'll have details and the forecast still ahead. [ female announcer ] what's a powerful way to cut through everyday greasy messes? [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] ...to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. [ bell tolls ] so, why are we up here? because farmers offers a new-roof discount? [ thudding ] oh, boy. yep. and it's an agent's job to help people find new ways to save. there's some cool stuff up here. there sure is. [ man ] look what i found. it's a fiddler on the roof. ♪ [ up-tempo country ] what are the chances? [ announcer ] we are insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ >> tonight a young man is acc
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Sep 7, 2012 9:00pm CDT
career it would also restrict him from boston and new york. president obama and matt ronni hit the road to sway those undecided clint eastwood explained this speech, or chats to the empty chair at the republican convention and how he came up with the idea. ot sfilodour with hotwire's low prices, we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪ for wall street had a good day but another on inspiring jobs report. only 96,000 jobs added last month. the unemployment rate is now with 8.1 percent down from 8.3 but that drop is mostly because they say people to give up looking for work in july. the conventions are over and presidential candidates are on the campaign trail. wii to fillwe need to come out of this crisis stronger than when we came in. and there is much more we can do. his policies have created four and half million jobs the net gain is 300,000 jobs mitt romney is saying president o
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Sep 19, 2012 9:00pm CDT
criticism of his 47% statements by attacking president barack obama. >> a report on the botched >> ronni is not backing down from his intelligent comments about 47 percent of americans being dependent on government. the question is who can help the poor into the middle class icahn, he can't, he has proven it in four years. according to the latest poll 36 percent of voters say that romney's statement make them less likely to vote for him. romney is fighting back against president barack obama by using his own words against him. >> the trick is figuring out how we structure government system that pulls resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in free distribution at least a certain level to make sure that everybody has a shot. >> the president's comments are said to have come from his appearance at loyola university in 1998 when he was a state senator. president obama was criticized for saying it was good to spread the wealth around. congressman jesse jackson jr. has put his washington d.c. home up for sale. for two and a half million dollars. he has
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Sep 24, 2012 9:00pm CDT
the obama campaign is capitalizing within at airing in ohio. mitt romney attacked 47 percent of americans who pay no income tax including veterans elderly and disabled doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? the ad points out that ronni paid an income tax rate of only 14 percent said that obama's ad is trying to fool people by mischaracterizing his view on the issue. campaigning aggressively in must win colorado the president said anti-american protests are bombs on the road to democracy. >> and ambassador was assassinated we had 20,000 people killed in syria these are not bombs in the road these are human lives. ronni declaring himself a leader who will shape the events in the mideast not to be at the mercy of them. and secretary of state hilary clinton will gather in new york for the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly the middle east is expected to dominate discussions. russia and china is also on the table in sir block against sanctions against syria. this morning secretary of state hilary clinton addressed the issue saying the world will not tolerate mo
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm CDT
have some? ♪ ♪ >> president obama and mitch romney will engage in their first debate next week. the romney campaign is lowering their expectations. a campaign adviser for rana released a memo that outlines why the president will pretty much when this debate. among the reasons he listed the president has a lot more experience and is a great public speaker. they will take part in a total of three debates. he debated in the battleground state of pennsylvania today. he told soldiers he didn't know how many of them could support president barack obama when he is cutting military spending and opportunities for college students are decreasing. we >> if i'm elected president i will get us back on a road of wealth and prosperity. >> he also called israeli prime minister today and he criticized president barack obama for not meeting with him this week during the early prime minister's visit to the united nations, he won it then you and leaders' summit. president barack obama also talked to the israeli prime minister over the phone today they talked for 20 minutes, the white house says t
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00pm CDT
.51. nasdaq for 1.51 in the s&p 500 up 23. ... point. president obama was upbeat about the economy today on the trail in colorado. he said he is ready to work with republicans on the debt deal. mr. obama said he's already worked with them to cut a trillion dollars in spending. and he teased them a little and often to do his part to end partisan gridlock. >> i want their corporation. if they want i'll wash the car, a walk the dog for them to get the deal done for the american people. >> i'm confident it's going to work, i did not just that the economy in school, i lived the economy for 25 years. >> challenger mitt romney was talking up his economic plan at a rally in virginia. the republican presidential nominee insists that his focus on nurturing this success of entrepreneurs will bring the economy roaring back. >> why a priest over allegations of the crime that happened in the '70s has been allowed to return back to mem minister. >> and he's all part the man with an every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because
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Sep 15, 2012 9:00pm CDT
by authorities. in his weekly address, president obama promised justice for those who killed u-s amabassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. there is never any justification for violence. there is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. there is no excuse for attacks on our embassies and consulates. and so long as i am commander-in-chief, the united states will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow americans. some say tuesday's attack was planned. it was a deliberate and pre- planned attack in every sense of the word. i was given enough details by witnesses. u-s officials say they have no evidence that the attack was premeditated. but as calm appeared to be restored in downtown cairo saturday, the scene of the first protest gives hope that other demonstrations will follow suit.i'm cristina mutchler reporting. pope benedict the 16-th is in lebanon on a trip aimed at uniting christians and muslims. the pontiff planned this visit before the unrest broke out this week over that anti- islamic film. streets leading to the pres
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Sep 2, 2012 10:00pm CDT
pouring into town. >> anyone who knows barack obama knows he was removed from the political traditional machine >> there is a stark comparison between the candidates when people take a hard look at it they will know what to do >> this is a day of protest in the streets of charlotte... many here from chicago. >> we are rallying againsfor justice >> we're here mostly end military as sometoday's protest was expected to be the largest of the week. the turnout was actually a relatively small >> more to come this week... >> they will have live reports all week on our morning news midday news and the news at 5 and 9. >> there was a freight train derailed on chicago's southwest side early this morning. the crash cut power to homes but nearby residents were scared from injury >> because of the crash is under investigation. the focus right now was on cleanup. clearing the elevated tracks and removing the freight cars that fell to grumble of >> tonight workers are still cleaning up the mast...ess... >> i heard the noise. boom! >> the noise lasted for about 20 seconds... i knew something
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Sep 11, 2012 9:00pm CDT
remembering 911. the president and mrs. obama with ceremonies at the white house and that the pentagon 125 people lost their lives at the pentagon. his message for all of those touched by the attack. >> this is especially difficult for all of you the families of nearly 3000 innocents who lost their lives mothers fathers husbands and wives wives and daughterssons and daughters. >> romney was in chicago this morning and stopped by the fire station at o'hare while catching a flight for nevada at the fire house he shook hands with some of the fire men and women who gave a moment of silence is a tribute to those who died in the attacks. people across the chicago area participated in public events to remember those killed in that horrific event in our nation's history. >> on a bright morning much like september 11, 2001 a couple thousand students from low charter schools on west 47th held up american flags as the larger school flag was lowered to half staff just part of the fervent patriotism displayed during a ceremony to remember 911. the day terrorist crashed passenger planes into four sit
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00pm CDT
and military-style movement and have come after our diplomatic station. president barack obama and hillary clinton visited today at the state department the president said he was stepping up security at embassies worldwide. and he condemned the attack and pledged to hunt down the perpetrators but challenger mitt romney accused him of weak leadership. >> we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake justice will be done. >> american leadership is still sorely needed. >> the flag at the white house and the u.s. capitol lowered to half staff today. lawmakers on both sides of the isla condemned the attack offering condolences to the families of the victims. coming up fish oil fans find out that it may not be so fabulous after all just fishy. everything apple promised, a tax hike today and a look at the upgrade. lollapalooza cleanup by the numbers. disappointing news about omega three's, taking this supplement does help lower blood pressure and triglycerides but according to a review of 20 different studies in more than 70,000 peop
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Sep 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
obama and numerous officials in washington turned up to pay their respects. the united states of america will never retreat from the world. both killings of americans in libya and even more demonstration today at other u.s. embassies in the mideast are results of a backlash from an obscure california made film that they say insults' the prophet muhammed. intonation to people are dead 40 others injured the results of violent protests outside the u.s. embassy there. the school was empty and there were no reports of injuries. faith based organizations are urged to report suspicious activity that could indicate pre operational plotting against faith based communities in the u.s.. and two marines received the congressional medal of honor today they were part of a group known as the montfort marines who trained at a base in montfort north carolina. today they were honored for their contribution the marines and the wider american society. it's a beautiful after all these years to be recognized it makes you feel great. >> president roosevelt gave african-americans the opportunity to be recruit
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Sep 17, 2012 9:00pm CDT
and posted online nearly half of all americans will vote for president barack obama because they rely on government support. they believe that they are entitled to health care to food to housing. >> it was once thought of as an alternative to sex, but new information and it suggests that it sexting kurt justines to engage in risky behavior. students who were in school today get an out of this world a lesson from buzz aldrin. >> the dangers of sexting expand way beyond the phone, a new study finds that teenagers who sext are engaging in sex teenagers to admit they are also sexually active and in the final analysis of nearly 2000 teenagers reachresearchers found that teenagers who send explicit text messages are seven times more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior. >> if you want your kids to get the message about healthy eating choose your words carefully instead of carrots serve x-ray vision carrots or power paunch broccoli. when vegetables were relabeled on lunch room labels consumption increased dramatically students a 56% of the x-ray vision carrots compared to 32 percen
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Sep 18, 2012 9:00pm CDT
on track after a secretly recorded video surfaces characterizing president obama supporters. mother jones magazine published that video romney made the remarks at a fund-raiser in florida back and make it also said that palestinians have no interest in pursuing a peace agreement with israel and achieving a positive state is not possible. it's not elegantly stated i was speaking off the cuff in response to a question and i'm sure i could state more clearly in a more effective way that i did in a setting like that, we don't even have to question the full response and i hope the person who has the video would put out the full material. >> vice president joe biden responded to run these comments during an event in i was saying that the words speak for themselves. clint eastwood joked with entertainment tv show expert saying if someone is dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention to say something they will have to take what they can get and he said that if asked to do it all over again he wouldn't be afraid to one more time. a french court ordered closer magazine to hand over topl
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm CDT
chicagos murder rate and the unthinkable nature of police. >> michelle obama stopped at a talk show studio today. later we caught her heading into one of two fund-raisers for the president or she was a guest speaker of course she told her audience is that barack is fighting for all of this and deserves a second term. the regular referees are finally back in the nfl the union that represents the officials reached a new contract deal much to the release of the player's fans and coaches the agreement referees will see their salaries rise to 205,000 by 2019. the league will offer a 401k type benefit and the commissioner apologized and this is what the fans are worried about. >> labor negotiations and labor- management disputes are difficult periods and what is most difficult about it is you have two parties but you have a lot of parties outside the room. we are sorry to have to bring our fans to that and the general public for that. >> this agreement will be good for eight years the union's 121 members will vote tomorrow and saturday and they routh their first game tonight. bears players als
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